Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Family life is the normal context in which we can learn that a life filled with thinking about others instead of ourselves is the sure road to the most fulfilling joys and satisfactions.
-Alan Keyes

The family. We were a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one another's desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, locking each other out of our rooms, inflicting pain and kissing to heal it in the same instant, loving, laughing, defending, and trying to figure out the common thread that bound us all together.
-Erma Louise Bombeck

The children have been a wonderful gift to me, and I'm thankful to have once again seen our world through their eyes.
They restore my faith in the family's future.
-Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

The institution of the family is decisive in determining not only if a person has the capacity to love another individual but in the larger social sense whether he is capable of loving his fellow men collectively. The whole of society rests on this foundation for stability, understanding, and social peace.
-Daniel Patrick Moynihan


Betty said...

who the heck thought you were a grandma?!

Maureen said...

Some 20-yr old (blonde) from Freecycle....sigh.

Betty said...

is the fact that she's blonde significant?

Maureen said...

And today a gal (in her 70's....and not blonde) asked me if I still lived across the street from the high know where Steve's PARENTS used to live.

....what more can they do to me?